The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build simple, decent, affordable homes for people in need.
The Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity was established in 1992 as a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. This is accomplished with volunteer workers, generous donors, prayer partners, and the homeowners (Partners) who are required to work building their house. The houses are sold to these Partners at no profit and with no interest charge.
Click here for a list of the current Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
The WVHH Board wants to thank LockTite Storage - Wimberley, TX,
www.LockTiteStorage.com for their donation of storage space to WVHH.
How does Habitat work?
A Habitat Partner is selected based on meeting three criteria: Need, Ability to Pay and Willingness to Partner. You see, Habitat for Humanity, it should be understood, is not a giveaway program, rather it offers a hand up to families who are qualified to become Habitat homeowners. Each Partner Family must meet the requirements of being able to afford to pay their monthly mortgage, show the need for a Habitat home, and agree to 300 hours of Sweat Equity, which must be completed before the closing on their home. Strong relationships develop through this process. Becoming a Habitat homeowner carries a far deeper meaning than just having a new house. Habitat home ownership transforms lives. Habitat homes are built with the love and support of the Wimberley community, are sold at cost and financed by Habitat with a no interest loan.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses, and again, Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor (Sweat Equity) into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Does the Fund for Humanity provide all of Habitat’s needs?
No. Given the fairly limited number of houses we have built to-date, additional funds are needed to continue construction of new Habitat homes. Donations and special fund raising projects are needed to generate construction funds, and land donated at low or no cost to Habitat are essential to continuing the building efforts. The Village Store is also a major source of construction funds. When volunteers work for The Village Store in the name of Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity, their hours worked make a direct impact. The more hours worked for WVHH, the more Village Store revenue is allocated to the cause of building decent, affordable homes for people in need in the Wimberley Valley. See the Volunteer and Donate sections of this website to learn more about how you can join the mission of WVHH.
What does a Wimberley Valley Habitat house look like?
WVHH houses are built with energy efficient features and designed within the deed restrictions of the neighborhoods in which they are built.